How to motivate students — or anyone else (and just maybe, ourselves!)




    Everyone in the education field talks about how important it is for teachers to motivate students. After 22.5 years of teaching, I have come to the conclusion that no one can motivate another person: true motivation comes only… Continue Reading

Today’s the Day! Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet




  What they said, right? I don’t like those Facebook memes and quotes where people ask you to type ‘yes’ if you agree, but this one actually made me allllllmost want to YES it up when I saw it shared… Continue Reading

Teacher-Worthy Holiday Gift Card Guide




Times running out to get that Christmas gift shopping in before the fat man comes, so I thought I’d share some ideas for those looking for the perfect gift card for their kids’ teachers. First, let’s discard the notion that… Continue Reading